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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I'm sexually active, but I've never had a child. What could it be besides a urethrocele?

Dr. Tanya Russo
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I'm sexually active, but I've never had a child. What could it be besides a urethrocele?

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Cystocele (Definition)

Cystocele is an outpouching of the bladder into the vagina, due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more


Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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Would the urethra be more visible after a vaginal delivery? Or do I maybe have a urethrocele? OB and midwife never mentioned anything looking off PP

Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Would the urethra be more visible after a vaginal delivery? Or do I maybe have a urethrocele? OB and midwife never mentioned anything looking off PP

Possible: Bearing down with labor stretches EVERYTHING in our pelvis. We also start to pay much more attention to how everything "down there" in our perineum looks as we change during pregnancy. Sometimes we never even knew what/where our urethra was! It gets swollen, bruised, and beat up with a vaginal delivery, like everything else there. If it seems persistently different, lumpy, or painful, see Dr! ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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What kind of condition is a cystocele?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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What kind of condition is a cystocele?

Prolapsed bladder: Sometimes acalled a prolapsed or "fallen" bladder and is a cyst-like swelling on front wall of vagina, due to poor pelvis muscle support. Caused by difficult vaginal birth deliveries or prolonged straining or coughing. Mild to moderate cystocele may be controlled by kegel exercises + Estrogens in post-menopausal women. Pessaries (temporary) or surgery ?Required for more severe or symptomatic cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What is a cystocele?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What is a cystocele?

Dropped Bladder: A cystocele is one category of pelvic organ prolapse. Childbirth, obesity & smoking are risk factors but it can happen to anyone. As we age our connective tissue weakens and various body parts begin to dropp and sag. A cystocele is when the tissue holding up the bladder weakens allowing the bladder to dip into the vagina. Some will notice a bulge or increased pressure feeling requiring surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Board Certified, Gynecology
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How would I know if I have cystocele?

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Board Certified, Gynecology
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Exam: A cystocele occurs when there is a weakness of the support tissue between the bladder and vagina. Some patients don't ever know this is happening until they have an exam. Others will feel pressure and actually see or feel something hanging out of vagina. A good resource is: www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How do you diagnosis a cystocele?

Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Exam: A cystocele is a weakening of the supporting tissue between a woman's vagina and bladder. I will cause a bulge in the superior aspect of the vagina .During the exam you may be asked to cough or bear down to further evaluate the extent of the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Morse
Board Certified, Urogynecology
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What are symptoms that would make you think of a cystocele?

Dr. Abraham Morse
Board Certified, Urogynecology
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What are symptoms that would make you think of a cystocele?

Seeing a bulge: at the entrance of the vagina. need for frequent urination. feeling of needing to urinate when not much is in the bladder. difficulty emptying the bladder none of these are 100% proof of a cystocele. you need to see a gynecologist or urogynecologist for further evaluation. hope this helps Dr. Morse ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Morse
Board Certified, Urogynecology
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Could cystocele be repaired using your own tissue?

Dr. Abraham Morse
Board Certified, Urogynecology
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Yes, it can: Currently, "native tissue repair" is preferred for most women with cystocele. Other prolapse should be ruled out. It is best to go to an experienced vaginal surgeon such as a urogynecologist. I hope this helps ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Greer
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How are you diagnosed with a cystocele?

Dr. Robert Greer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How are you diagnosed with a cystocele?

Visually: If during a female exam the dr asks you to "bear down-as if having a bowel movement" we are looking for any weakness in the "pelvic floor"which is the area from the bottom of your pubic hair to your tail-bone.A bulge here suggests to us where the weakness is. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Board Certified, Gynecology
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What are the major presenting symptoms of cystocele?

Dr. Michael Hulse
Board Certified, Gynecology
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What are the major presenting symptoms of cystocele?

It varies.: Many times a cystocele is asymptomatic. When there are symptoms the most common are a mass bulging into or through the vaginal opening, pelvic pressure or discomfort, and a variety of bladder symptoms. ...Read more

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